Lucy Perkins, Lead Regional Child and Family Support Co-ordinator at The Child Brain Injury Trust is delighted to be shortlisted for a “Carer Friendly Voluntary Organisation Award” by the Carers Trust Cambridge.

Dr Helen Brown, Chief Executive of Carers Trust Cambridgeshire congratulated Lucy on reaching the final stage of the awards and looked forward to seeing her at the Sharing the Caring conference on 13th June, when the winner of the award will be announced.

Lucy volunteered with Child Brain Injury Trust for 1 year before joining the team 4 years ago as a Regional Child and Family Support Co-ordinator supporting children, young people and families within the east of England affected by an acquired brain injury.

Lucy now provides families with the support that they need, she fully understands the effects of an acquired brain injury on both the child/young person and their families. Lucy continues to support families with her excellent knowledge of local services. Encouraging the children and young people affected, to live their lives to the full within their local community.

On receiving the letter recently Lucy commented “I was shocked, yet truly honoured to be nominated for such a lovely award. As well as receiving acknowledgement and appreciation of the support I provide to children and families affected by childhood acquired brain injuries. I cannot thank the family enough for thinking of me and The Trust. I am proud to work for such a wonderful charity and support incredible families.”

Lisa Turan Chief Executive said “We are delighted that Lucy has been nominated for this fantastic award. Lucy has shown commitment, dedication and determination to our charity and the families we support as a volunteer, a trainee, and now a Lead Regional Child & Family Support Coordinator. It shows how important volunteering is and how developing skills as a volunteer can lead to new opportunities. “